She just handed over her crown, but season six champ Jordin Sparks is still dishing out the Idol-related advice. So, what does the 18-year-old singer have to say to new winner David Cook?
“Sleep as much as you can because you don’t get any sleep,” she told reporters after performing on Wednesday’s finale. “It’s a year later and I still haven’t gotten a whole eight hours of sleep yet … I’m still reeling from winning last year. But, I guess I would say just try and enjoy every moment you have.”
As for her favorite David, Sparks is as diplomatic as you might expect from a reigning Idol. “I voted for both of them last night so I can’t really say I had a favorite,” she said. “I got to meet both of them and they were so sweet! Both of them are going to be fine. I’m so proud of both of them.”
When it came to Cook’s victory, Sparks says it was a bit of d j vu. “I was totally just reliving the moment that I won. “They were taking pictures and I was like, ‘I have to watch this, I’m sorry.'” –Brian Orloff and Jed DrebenKevin Winter/Getty Images; Celebrity Photo